Shegufta Shefa Sikder

Master of Health Science candidate

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phi Beta Kappa
National Merit Scholar

United States of America

International health with a focus on maternal health in developing countries

What are your career goals?

To tackle the problems of maternal mortality and nutritional deficiencies among disadvantaged populations in Bangladesh.

What sparked your interest in global health?

By participating as a Carolina Scholar during her time at the University of North Carolina, Shegufta Sikder became interested in maternal health and infectious diseases, leading her to collaborate on the creation of the Millennium Village Project. This project was the first student movement to partner with a Millennium Village in Africa. As a co-coordinator for the project, she helped to lead a student movement that raised $1.5 million for a Millennium Village, as well as coordinated on-campus activities to increase awareness of the work being done in developing countries. Having been exposed to extreme poverty first hand during her time in Bangladesh, Shegufta understands that “health is one of the most persistent causes and problems of poverty.” She anticipates her time at Hopkins and knows it will strength and guide her for her future work enacting public health interventions to improve maternal health in Bangladesh.

People

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program
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Projects

Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium

The Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium (VITAC) - a collaboration of PATH, CDC, and IVAC - supports the...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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